Sydney is an extraordinary city, not only because it has some of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere in the world, but also for the friendly, and it has to be said, quirky locals. If you are planning a visit to the Australian city, then you can be sure you will make some friends, have an adventure and have people back at home laughing at your travel stories.
The two main attractions that draw the crowds to Sydney are the amazing Opera House, and Sydney Harbour which divides the city up into northern and southern sectors. Central Sydney starts at Circular Quay and stretches right up to Central Station, and the vibrant and energetic atmosphere stretches down to Chinatown and the emergent Spanish Quarter near Liverpool Street.
Darling Harbour has seen major improvements over the last few years and major attractions to look out for are the Harbourside Center, Cockle Bay Wharf and King St Wharf. This is a great place to hang out and sit at a trendy restaurant or cafe or stylish bar before exploring the many shops and boutiques.
Sydney is unquestionably a travelers paradise, and with the international airport nearby, the starting point for many people to other remote parts of the country. The hordes of backpackers arriving weekly bring a young feel to the city, and along with the interesting locals you can literally feel the electricity in the air, whatever the time of year. Look online for cheap hotels in Sydney and book before you go for convenience and ease.
You can be at ease in a city like Sydney as it is a relatively easy-going place where people go to chill out and have a good time. If you find yourself here for a few days or are passing through on your way to somewhere quieter, then you have to experience some of the nightlife before moving on.
We all know that the Aussies like to have a beer or two and the number of bars and clubs will prove this. There are heaps of pubs to meet up with fellow travelers and many of them are packed with local students and travelers. Venues offer promotions with cheap drinks to pull in the punters and places are really popular at happy hour. Most people head to the areas of Woolloomooloo and The Rocks, or if you really want to soak up the atmosphere of Australia, then try a beachside bar at the famous Bondi beach and Coogee.